Are you planning to take the MCAT (Medical School Admissions Test)? You are invited to join the Medical Pathway Program (MPP) Online.
MPP Online includes:
> Daily MCAT Science and CARS sessions
> Application review
> Interview strategies
> Guest speakers
> Presentations from Alumni
> Virtual Medical School tours
>Tips on becoming a more competitive applicant
> Support for obtaining letters of recommendation
Our study sessions will come from the AAMC. Please purchase their online prep bundle at https://store.aamc.org/online-only-official-mcat-prep-bundle.html?options=cart
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is MPP?
Started in 2009, the Medical Pathway Program (MPP) is an intensive preparatory boot camp that helps disadvantaged and minority students increase their competitiveness for entry into medical school. As part of the program, MIM provides training in seven broad areas: academic enrichment; MCAT/medical school preparation; leadership development; clinical exposure; civic engagement, mentoring and parent training.
Has this been successful for other students?
Almost all applicants to our Medical Pathway Program were previously discouraged from applying to medical school. 94% of applicants or 321 students (since 2009) have matriculated into medical school after taking the Medical Pathway Program.
Who will be teaching the sessions?
Each session will be led by a student moderator and co-moderator. These are students who are currently preparing for the MCAT or have already taken the MCAT. In addition, students in the class will have the opportunity to lead their own sessions within their groups.
Who is eligible for the program?
The Medical Pathway program is targeted towards college students and beyond, any student who is seeking to take the MCAT in the near future, or any student who is currently in the process of studying for the MCAT.
What is the cost of the program?
The Medical Pathway Program (MPP) typically costs $1,500. We have decided to create an option for you to pay only $50 per month. We plan to offer you support during the entire application cycle and your first year of medicine. You can cancel at any time.
How can I access the live session?
Upon registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Please do not share this link with anyone else. Only those who have paid and registered have access to this link.
Why is the price so low?
The price is low because we are a student-led and driven program.
Do you issue refunds?
When are the meeting days/times and what is the duration of the program?
The Daily MCAT Review is held 5 days a week from Monday through Friday from 8pm to 9:30pm EST and on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm EST
Will the sessions be recorded?
Sessions will be recorded and we will provide a daily recap of strategies and content that will be accessible through a private social networking that we will share with you when you register.
What technology platform will you be using?
We will be using Microsoft Teams, One Notebook, Quizlet, Anki & Google Drive.
What will the format of each session be?
Below is the Agenda for each Learning Community (90 minutes):
Prior to each session, the students review the lesson plans developed by the designated study group and complete the quiz.
Conversation starter (5 minutes)
Discussion of Foundational Concepts with a focus on key distinctions and relationships (20 minutes)
Review the results from the Quiz (10 minutes)
Independently answer the Passage (15 minutes)
Review the Passage (30 minutes)
Housekeeping (5 minutes)
Survey the participants
Can you arrange another time?
Not at present however you can suggest another time slot for the future.
Are there any programs that we should learn?
Anki is an open-source flashcard program that uses spaced repetition methods to help you memorize and remember information fast and efficiently. Start familiarizing yourself with this program. You can read more about Anki at https://apps.ankiweb.net/
Is there any pre-work to complete before class?
Before class, we highly recommend that you review the content provided by the instructor in preparation for the passage. Content in the pre-work will be related to the concepts tested in the pre-selected passage. Please note that this is a review session and not a class. Due to time constraints, we will not be able to review concepts in depth. We encourage you to check out Khan Academy.
Do I need to take Chemistry or Physics?
Most medical schools recommend both. They are covered on the MCAT. It is highly recommended that you take them before taking the MCAT.
How can I stay in contact with my classmates?
You may stay connected with your classmates through our private social networking site.
How can I access the live session?
Upon registration, you will receive an email with the Teams link. Please do not share this link with anyone else. Only those who have paid and registered have access to this link.
What you need to know about the MCAT:
The MCAT is a standardized test that is required by most medical schools for admissions. (Note: Some schools will not accept an MCAT score that is not within the past three years of the current application cycle. Please check each school’s website for specific MCAT requirements).
The MCAT has 4 sections:
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
The MCAT covers content from the following subjects
(most of these classes are prerequisites for medical school)
**MCAT Math (this is not a subject, but there are some basic math skills you will need to know for the MCAT)
For more information on the MCAT, please visit the AAMC website at https://www.aamc.org/